What do understanding an abstract, avoiding plagiarism, formatting a bibliography, and picking a research topic have in common? All require information literacy, the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.
You’ve got a lot to cover in your semester already. The Libraries can help.
What we can offer you:
In the Matching Program, Rhetoric instructors are matched with a librarian who will serve as library contact person or consultant. We can provide you with:
- An in-class session to help your students with an assignment
- A quick orientation to library resources
- Recommended resources to complement your assignments
- Help teaching your students to find and evaluate resources
- An introduction to the subject liaison in your field
- A widget with research tips to add to your class ICON page
In addition, we have digital content you can share with your students, including:
- An audio tour of the library (available as a podcast)
- A subject guide specially built for Rhetoric students
- Video tutorials on library topics, which you can share through ICON
(Want something else we haven’t made a video of yet? Let us know and we’ll make it happen.)
What we can offer your students in a library session:
Fill out this form to request a library session for your students. Your matching librarian will reply to schedule and craft a session to meet your needs. It is important to link the library session to a course assignment: please try to schedule your session for 2 weeks before the assignment is due. You should plan to be present the day of the session.
For more information, please contact
Kathy Magarrell, Head, Research & Library Instruction